Rockford-area churches unite to collect donations for needy families

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — One-hundred Stateline-area churches, representing twenty different Christian denominations, are banding together to collect donations for needy residents.

Each church is part of the One Body Collaboratives, a platform for churches to collect everyday items. This weekend, each church is tasked with collecting a specific item to donate, ranging from baby and school supplies, to food, clothing, kitchen cookware, and more.

“There are so many needs out there, within our community, and one church can’t do everything,” explained Mary Cacioppi, who serves as One Body Collaborative’s executive director. “There are many wonderful churches that have all kinds of programs and services that they offer. The Gap ministry program allows us to identify individuals that truly have a need, those that our churches can come around, and each church that hosts our Gap ministries kind of have a unique niche that they fill, in terms of the items that they collect.”

The churches have already collected over $30,000 worth of items to give to over 500 families. There will be a furniture drive, beginning in October, to help families touched by domestic abuse.

More information can be found here.

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